Fri, 04 Dec 2020

PARIS, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Moise Kean scored his first two goals in Ligue 1 and Kylian Mbappe added a brace in the closing stage as Paris Saint-Germain routed bottom side Dijon 4-0 on Sunday to climb to the top of the standings.

Last year's runner-up, Marseille also pocketed three points with a 1-0 win at Lorient. Argentine defender Leonardo Balerdi scored the winning goal for Andre Villas-Boas' side in the second half.

On loan from Everton, PSG's new signing Kean volleyed home Mitchel Bakker's cross only three minutes into the game. The 20-year-old Italian striker guided a second into an empty net after great work by Brazilian star Neymar, who earlier hit the post with a header.

"I'm super happy about my goals. For the first goal I received a great pass, I moved onto the ball, something I trained this week. The second, Neymar could score, but he chose to pass, thanks to him," said the former Juventus forward.

"Now, let's go back to prepare for the Champions League," he added. The Ligue 1 champion, who will travel to Turkey to play Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday, suffered a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Parc des Princes in its opening match in Champions League earlier this week.

Mbappe replaced Kean after 73 minutes and the French striker hit twice in the last 10 minutes with Neymar involved in both.

PSG moved to the top of the standings with a sixth league win in a row. However, Dijon, who is at the bottom with only two points, is yet to claim its first win this season.

Also on Saturday, French Professional Football League (LFP) said Lens' home clash with Nantes scheduled for Sunday was postponed after 11 Lens players tested positive for COVID-19.

"Noting the certain absence of 11 Lens players from a list of 30 because of positive RT-PCR tests, it has decided to postpone the game between Lens and Nantes scheduled for Sunday to a later date," a statement from the Ligue 1 governing body said.

According to the health protocol related to the coronavirus pandemic, a game could go ahead as long as at least 20 players from a list of 30 on each team tested negative.

The Ligue 2 game between Grenoble and Nancy scheduled for Saturday was also postponed after 13 Grenoble players tested positive along with five staff members.

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